Make a Gift Through Your Donor-Advised Fund (DAF)

A donor-advised fund (DAF) enables you to support human rights with AJWS while making the most of tax benefits and seeing your investment grow. Leverage this charitable giving program to achieve your philanthropic goals and invest strategically in pursuing a more just and equitable world.

Give a gift for justice that also benefits your own financial future.

Many AJWS supporters give through a donor-advised fund (DAF)—a charitable investment account that makes it easy to support social justice while reaping significant tax benefits. Then you can recommend grants from your DAF to AJWS each year—or whenever you’d like to make a difference.

How do I give to AJWS through a donor-advised fund?

If your DAF is with Fidelity, Schwab, or BNY Mellon, you can recommend a gift to AJWS using the DAF Direct form below. Simply enter the amount, designation and click “Next” to be taken to your DAF portal login page. If you would like to make a gift to AJWS through another DAF sponsor, click the “Give now from your donor-advised fund” button below.

Your advisor can also mail the grant with your name, contact information and a check payable to “American Jewish World Service” to the following address:

American Jewish World Service
PO Box 568
Etna, NH 03750

Our tax identification number (EIN) is 22-2584370.

Please contact with any questions. American Jewish World Service does not provide tax or legal advice. Speak with your professional tax or legal advisor with questions about donor-advised funds and gifts to AJWS.

How does a donor-advised fund work?

  • Establish your DAF by making an irrevocable, tax-deductible donation to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program.
  • Advise the investment allocation of the donated assets (any investment growth is tax-free).
  • Recommend grants to AJWS. If you currently have a donor-advised fund through Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon Charitable, you may use the DAFDirect form above.
  • You may also name AJWS as the beneficiary of the fund during your estate and legacy planning.
  • Per guidelines provided by the IRS and DAF sponsors, gifts from DAFs cannot be used as payment — either partially or wholly — for dues toward that extends prohibited goods and/or benefits to a donor. However, if all prohibited goods and benefits of a membership are fully waived by the donor, payment via a DAF is acceptable.

AJWS has received an “A” rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy since 2004 and a top rating of four stars from Charity Navigator for 14 years. AJWS also meets all 20 of Better Business Bureau’s standards for charity accountability.